Mar 242018

Our colleagues from the Public Law Project are taking the DWP to court for the failure to make good reasonable adjustments for disabled people who need communication via email. We are supporting this challenge and need people to share their experience with us. If you have asked the DWP to communicate with via email, please… Continue Reading Support the legal challenge by sharing your experiences of getting the DWP to communicate via email

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Mar 202018

With an impending high court challenge against the  Access to Work cap, the government has announced it is increasing the cap. They say this will affect fewer Deaf and Disabled people. DPAC thinks that any form of cap is inappropriate and discriminatory. Any cap hits those with the highest support needs, effectively penalising Deaf and… Continue Reading After the government’s increase of the Access to Work cap, the cap is still discriminatory

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Mar 202018

A report coming out tomorrow shows that since 2011, the Department for Work & Pensions has underpaid an estimated 70,000 people who transferred to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from other benefits. The ‘error’ related to people who may have been entitled to income-related ESA but were instead only awarded contribution-based ESA, and therefore may… Continue Reading Another DWP botch up – BBC and ITN would like to speak to people affected

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Mar 192018

NHS facing court action over unlawful policies Published: 19 Mar 2018 NHS organisations are facing legal action over discriminatory Continuing Healthcare policies, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned today. The Commission has taken its first steps in judicial review proceeding by issuing legal letters to 13 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).This follows an initial warning… Continue Reading EHRC Threatens Court Action Against 13 Clinical Commissioning Group re- CHC limits

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Mar 192018

  March 15th Stroud, Rising Up! organised an action in solidarity with Disabled People Against Cuts this week. Read the Stroud News and Journal report: “Protesters spray ‘human rights abuse’ on Stroud Job Centre” “Campaigners said that this afternoon’s action was intended to show the disgust at what the group sees as the latest… Continue Reading Universal Credit Protests around the country

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Mar 172018

Dear Independent Living Campaign supporter, You can watch footage and download the papers and briefings disseminated at the national conference on independent living organised by Disabled People Against Cuts in November 2017 here: We are also finalising a postion paper “Independent Living Support for the Future”, outlining our ideas for developing an independent living… Continue Reading Update on Joint Work on Independent Living/ Social Care funding

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Mar 132018

In November 2017 Disabled People Against Cuts and Disabled People’s Organisations involved in the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance held a national Independent Living Campaign conference. The aim of the day was to take stock of the key barriers to independent living that Disabled people who use adult social care services face and assess how far… Continue Reading Conference notes & films – DPAC Independent Living Campaign Conference Nov 2017

Mar 122018

It used to be called the Budget now it’s called the Spring Statement. Same bullshit, different name as far as we’re concerned. (There is information on what the Spring Statement is all about here if you want to know) But people will be paying attention and looking in on the twitter hashtag #SpringStatement, so we… Continue Reading Online protest for the Chancellor’s Spring Statement 13/3/18

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Mar 122018

Started by someone we know to be reliable. Press Release I first started the website in 2004. The idea is brilliantly simple – why don’t disabled people who have the same access needs swap houses for holidays, rather than rely on unreliable, expensive, and often inaccessible hotel accommodation? If I can get around my… Continue Reading Something cheery for once – accessible holiday swops

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Mar 102018

This article has been triggered by a post from Joe Halewood who is absolutely right to highlight the shockingly low numbers of people appealing a benefit decision, and especially PIP It is worth looking at the numbers to understand the scale of the issue, and to compare the situation under DLA and PIP. The… Continue Reading Why the low numbers of PIP appeals is a denial of justice

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Mar 082018

Decades after Iceland’s ‘day off’, our women’s strike is stronger than ever The Global Women’s Strike has evolved into a worldwide protest with myriad demands Selma James ‘As a result of Poland and Argentina coming together, the International Women’s Strike was formed.’ Women march in New York, 8 March 2017. Photograph: E McGregor/Pacific / Barcroft… Continue Reading for International Woman’s Day -Guardian article March 8th 2018

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Mar 072018

Bromley JCP Protest Bromley DPAC along with SE London Unite Community have organised a protest outside Bromley Job Centre Against Universal Credit For Wednesday 14th March 2018 12 noon until 2pm Address Bromley Job Centre Plus Unicorn house 28 Elmfield Road Bromley Kent BR1 1NX Nearest train station is Bromley South Station accessible from train… Continue Reading #StopandScrapUniversalCredit Protest outside Bromley Job Centre – 14th March

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Mar 062018

8 March 2018 International Women’s Day   12-2pm, Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3JY (across from Parliament) All Welcome   Disabled mums will be joining with other mums to speak out and press for Support Not Separation from our children. Plain text under the image Facebook event here. Follow us on Twitter @WomenStrike.   FAMILY… Continue Reading Stop Children Being Taken Away from Disabled Mothers – March 8th Old Place Yard 12-2pm

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Mar 012018

As we campaign against Universal Credit, it’s important to remember the pitfalls of Universal Basic Income and why this isn’t an alternative vision of social security that we should be fighting for. DPAC ally John Clarke from Ontario Coalition against Poverty sent this feedback from his recent trip to Vancouver where he was invited to… Continue Reading The folly of left wing support for the neoliberal trap of basic income.

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Mar 012018

We’re sorry to announce that although we applied for an award for our efforts to facilitate greater political engagement by disabled people in our democratic process -even pointing out how we regularly bring groups of disabled people to the House of Commons – we failed to get an award this year. We have signed up… Continue Reading Failure to gain an award for political engagement

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Mar 012018

Please feel free to tweet all day and you can add the hashtag #bbcqt for tweeting tonight during BBC Question Time #UniversalCreditCrimesAgainstClaimants UC is rotten to the core #StopandScrapUC #UniversalCreditCrimesAgainstClaimants 7m households will be affected, including over one million low paid part-time workers. #UniversalCreditCrimesAgainstClaimants UC has too many flaws to be simply paused and fixed… Continue Reading Universal Credit Protest Tweetlist Thursday 1st March 12noon onwards Hashtags: #StopAndScrapUniversalCredit

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Feb 282018

#StopandScrapUniversalCredit   Iain Duncan Smith the architect of Universal Credit Wanted everyone working, yes he said it Designed with punitive punishment at its heart Universal Credit is about ripping the welfare state apart   Work more hours!  Go get a job! Denying you support, DWP cheats and robs Ramping up sanctions, they simply don’t care… Continue Reading Universal Credit #CrimesAgainstClaimants

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Feb 272018

Press release: Disability rights coalition calls for talks with prime minister over ‘human catastrophe’. A coalition of Disabled people’s organisations has today written to the Prime Minister urging her to meet with them to discuss the deteriorating quality of life experienced by millions of disabled people in the UK. The call comes exactly six months… Continue Reading Disability rights coalition calls for talks with prime minister over ‘human catastrophe’.

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Feb 272018

we’ll try to keep everyone updated as we hear from local groups. A late addition and going ahead Leicester – outside Jobcentre Plus, Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 3J B Thursday 1st March between 12-2pm. Organised by Unite Community Come well wrapped up! Brighton -postponed until March 28th Falmouth – cancelled Edinburgh – going ahead Kentish… Continue Reading Updates on local actions against UC

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Feb 262018

We are sorry to announce that due to the bad weather forecast for London this week, and the associated travel difficulties this will bring, we have taken the decision to CANCEL the planned action this Thursday 1st March at the Houses of Parliament. All of the online actions planned for 1st March will continue as… Continue Reading Urgent: Universal Credit Protests on Thursday cancelled due to weather but online action still happening

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Feb 252018

For anyone who would like to email more than their own MPs all MPs email addresses are here. If as many people as possible email as many MPs as possible fromThursday March 1st then our message has more chance of being heard. Template letter has also been posted,,,,,,,… Continue Reading List of MPs email addresses

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Feb 252018

for anyone who can’t get to a protest please email your MP fromThursday March 1st onwards. A template letter is below. Even if you can get to a protest you may also want to email your MP.   Dear MP name, Universal Credit is the punishing regime due to be more widely imposed on people… Continue Reading Letter to send to MPs about Universal Credit

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